Court seeks gangster Brijesh’s presence for trial

April 4th, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A city court Friday issued a warrant for inter-state gangster Brijesh Singh to be brought before it April 19 for trial in an extortion case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Jain issued the warrant after Mumbai Police failed to present him before the court.

Mumbai Police had sought Singh’s custody Feb 4 so that he could be tried in a Mumbai court for his alleged involvement in the 1992 JJ Hospital shooting case.

He allegedly worked for the Dawood gang in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, and is suspected of links with politicians.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested him in Bhubaneshwar after he eluded the police for 20 years.

Singh is accused of demanding Rs.5 million from a business rival. Delhi Police registered an extortion case in Oct 2007 at Lodhi Colony police station.

According to the police, he was living in the Orissa capital for the past few years and had obtained a fake passport in the name of Arun Kumar.

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